Nancy Harnach

July 28, 1933February 17, 2021

Nancy Harnach, deeply loved wife, amazing mother and dedicated small business owner, passed away peacefully on Feb 17, 2021.

Nancy was born in Chicago, IL, on July 28, 1933, daughter of Frieda and James McGinn. After graduating from high school and getting her business school degree, Nancy McGinn met Ron Harnach on a snowy evening at a Chicago bus stop. They were married on August 8, 1954.

She devoted herself to raising six wonderful children while supporting Ron’s sales career. The family lived in Park Forest IL, Pittsburgh PA, Grand Haven MI, Cleveland OH, finally settling in Charlotte NC. Nancy’s goal was always to see her children successfully graduated and able to support themselves, which was accomplished with flying colors. When Ron and Nancy decided to become small business owners, Nancy turned her focus to Park Seneca Lawn Mower & Repair. Regular customers will remember her quick & thoughtful service and her ability to remember the brand and model of any equipment they owned. Nancy also delighted in her grandchildren and watching them grow up.

Nancy is survived by her husband of over 66 years, Ron; six children, Sue Harnach on Monroe NC, Ken Harnach of Charlotte NC, Karen Schnell of Mebane NC, Kathie Fenner of Waxhaw NC, Jeff Harnach of Stanley NC, and Greg Harnach of Raleigh NC; and her four grandchildren, Emily Harnach, Samantha Schnell, Lee Schnell and Owen Harnach.

The family will be honoring Nancy’s memory privately. Anyone wishing to send memorial gifts, please consider making a donation to your preferred charity supporting families in need, as family meant everything to Nancy.

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elaine lukanen

February 20, 2021

Uncle Ron and family:
Randy and I are so sorry for your loss. We empathize greatly having lost my mom almost 6 years ago and my dad 2 years ago December. It's very hard but the good memories never leave you. We have made a donation in Nancy's memory to the Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) in MN which will provide a family with food for a month.

Love, Elaine and Randy Lukanen